LED strip lamps provide several benefits compared to more conventional luminaries. Some of these are common to LED technology, whereas others are exclusive to LED strips. In this article we will have a look at many reasons thousands and thousands of consumers are bringing waterproof LED light strips into their homes.
Like any LED technology, LED strip lamps employ significantly less electrical power in their function. Electrical consumption is measured in watts and charged for by electricity companies on a kilowatt per hour (kWh) basis. Naturally, the fewer watts you use, the less you pay on your electricity bills.
The consumption of LED Strips is calculated on a per meter basis. A typical meter of LEDS will use about 7.2 watts in power, compared to a fluorescent tube, which uses about 15.
This makes them more affordable to run, and allows users to experiment with much larger installations without the fear of running up an unnecessary utility bill.
Furthermore, programmable LED strip are capable of replicating a much larger part of the lumen spectrum compared to conventional lamps. This makes them especially suited to effects light installations, where users want to create elaborate color changing effects. As well as the standard warm and cool white, that are most often used for ambience, LEDs are also available in a color changing RGB.
LED is also popularly known as SSL (Solid State Lighting) and SSL literally means that unlike filament and fluorescent bulbs, which buzz, vibrate and shake as electricity moves through them, LEDs remain completely immoveable. For this reason, LEDs have a much greater life expectancy than traditional luminaries, and can continue working for many years without any fault.
Perhaps the defining feature of LED Strip Lights, their flexibility truly sets them apart. Traditional luminaires were housed inside glass enclosures which were fragile and inflexible. In contrast, with LED Strip Lights, the LEDs are mounted to a flexible “ribbon” of circuit board, which is durable enough to be bent around 90 degree corners and attach to gradiented surfaces.
Produce Less Heat
One of the principle issues with halogen and incandescent bulbs is that they generate a lot of heat during use, making them a potential fire hazard. LED Strips produce comparatively little heat, making them safer to use and less of a risk.
Installing strip lights is extremely easy and requires very little expertise. LED Strip Lights can be connected to a normal power outlet, or wired directly into a light switch. Moreover, a 3M self adhesive backing also means they can be stuck straight down on to a surface without the need for mounts or brackets. Even if they don’t have this adhesive, installing brackets is still very easy and far less hassle than installing a fluorescent tube for example.
Contact a LED strip supplier now and enjoy all these advantages!